The Secret Woman / La femme secrette

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The "secret woman" from the manuscript 1945-65-13 (Pennsylvania Museum).

In the manuscript Ms Fr. 1186 the same title is used for the hospitable woman. You may wonder how a hospitable woman can be "secret", but in the marginals by Thielman Kerver, the roles of the suitoress and hospitable woman are interchanged, so the hospitable woman becomes a prostitute. There's a larger version here: Secret.

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